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Two Health Care Programs Focus of Open House

Submitted by on April 2, 2013 – 2:51 pm

An open house for Northern Essex Community College’s medical laboratory technology degree program and the ophthalmic assistant certificate program will be held Thursday, April11, at 6 p.m. in the iHealth Room, 52 Franklin St., Lawrence.

Following a group welcome, there will be a breakout session for the each of the two health care programs.
Individuals interested in a career in health care should consider attending this event which is free and open to the public.

NECC began offering an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology last fall. Medical laboratory technicians perform and report laboratory testing and work in hospitals, physician’s offices, and clinical laboratories.

The nine-month ophthalmic certificate was created after conferring with the offices of area ophthalmologists, surgeons who specialize in eye care. It will begin to be offered this fall. Ophthalmic assistants gather medical histories, conduct vision tests, coordinate patient schedules, and assist eye doctors with various procedural and clerical duties. They work in a variety of health care settings including ophthalmologist’s offices, hospitals, and clinics.

Both programs are offered as hybrid programs – with courses both online and in the classroom.
For additional information contact Linda Comeau at or 978-738-7408 or visit